Moon Knight Checklist
The wise people at InvestComics.com have been pushing the character Moon Knight for years. In their speculation efforts, they have compiled a checklist of the Moon Knights greatest hits.
What do you think? Will Moon Knight be the next Deadpool?
For many years on this site, InvestComics has spoken about Marvel’s White Knight. Now he gets the Spotlight treatment. This checklist is the most extensive Moon Knight checklist on the internet. What you will find are many first appearances, key books, creator books, covers, etc. It’s absolutely a bookmark spot on your pc/phone.
So why Moon Knight? As said before, for many years InvestComics has spoken highly of this character and waiting for the moment that he breaks loose. InvestComics feels now is the time to give Moon Knight his due on the site and dedicate an entire article/checklist on him. We feel that MK is as close to breaking out as he’s ever been. A television announcement? A major motion picture announcement? Either way, it will be fantastic news for collectors and readers that follow Moon Knight.
A complex character that rivals DC’s Batman; hence “the White Knight”. Imagine if and possibly when Marvel Studios decides to go very dark, go in the direction of the Batman lure. They have their character right here. They have the history since 1975. The story is all there, the darkness, the emotion, the violence, the struggle. Let’s understand one thing here though. While the comparison is being made, he is not Batman. He never will be, so fanboys please relax. Batman is its own entity, we get that. What InvestComics is saying is Moon Knight possesses the dark ambiance as a character, just like Batman. And it would be amazing to see Marvel Studios take on a “Batman” like character. The grittiness of Moon Knight, that is like the Batman lure into moving pictures somehow. Be it T.V. or the big screen. It is time to get the Moon Knight character out there.
Werewolf By Night #32 (1975) First appearance. Gil Kane – Al Milgrom cover
Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Second appearance.
Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976) First solo book. Legendary writer Doug Moench on this book and long time penciler Don Perlin. A must for any Moon Knight collector here. Several first appearances in here.
Defenders #47 (1977) First time venturing out into the Marvel Universe. He winds up in the Defenders book. Keith Giffen on pencils.
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #22 (1978) First time Moon Knight meets up with Spidey. A creative team of writer Bill Mantlo, artist Mike Zeck and cover artist David Cockrum/Joe Rubinstein.
Marvel Two-In-One #52 (1979) A team up with The Thing. First appearance of Crossfire (Ant-Man). George Perez cover.
Captain America #245 (1980) First time with Captain America. Carmine Infantino art. A Frank Miller cover, but no Moon Knight on cover.
Marvel Preview #21 (1980) A black & white preview magazine featuring Moon Knights’ first “artist”, the greatness of Bill Sienkiewicz. Predates the first Moon Knight #1 comic.
Moon Knight #1 (1980) His first solo/self titled book. Bill Sienkiewicz art. First appearance of Bushman, Khonshu and Dr. Peter Alraune. Origin of Moon Knight part 1. Also Sienkiewicz cover art.
Moon Knight #9 (1981) Frank Miller Moon Knight cover! This release was in 1981, the Dark Knight Returns was in 1986. Frank Miller did the White Knight way before he did the Dark Knight. Means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, but just interesting.
Avengers #211 (1981) Moon Knight tries out for the Avengers team. First time showing up in an Avengers book.
Moon Knight #12 (1981) The first appearances of Morpheus and Detective Flint. Miller/Milgrom cover.
Rom #23 (1981) Here a rare issue appearance in a scarce book. Rom…..he’ll be back.
Moon Knight #13 (1981) First Daredevil in a Moon Knight series.
Moon Knight #14 (1981) The first appearance of Stained Glass Scarlet.
Marvel Team-Up Annual #4 (1981) First Daredevil team up. A bunch of cool heroes team up in this issue. Writer Frank Miller and art by the late great Herb Trimpe. Miller/Rubinstein cover.
Moon Knight #15 (1982) An amazing Joe Jusko/Frank Miller cover.
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (1982) Marvel’s first limited series ever. Starring just about everyone in the Marvel Universe. John Romita Jr. art. Bob Layton/John Romita Jr cover.
Iron Man #161 (1982) Moon Knight’s first appearance in an Iron Man comic.
Moon Knight #25 (1982) This double sized issue brings the debut of Black Spectre. Try finding this all black cover in in NM shape. Good luck.
Power Man and Iron Fist #87 (1982) First appearance in this title.
Moon Knight #29 (1983) This amazing Bill Sienkiewicz cover is a keeper, but it’s an all black cover again. These comics are hard to ever find in 9.8 condition…..if ever.
Moon Knight #32 (1983) Marc Silvestri fans should know about this comic. Marc is the artist on a backup story.
Moon Knight #33 (1983) First appearance of Joy Mercado.
Moon Knight #35 (1984) X-Men appearance.
Moon Knight #36 (1984) A Dr. Strange appearance.
Moon Knight #1 Vol 2 (1985) a new number issue after the first series ended a month earlier. See they even did it back then too!
Marvel Fanfare #25 (1986) A Dave Sim Moon Knight pin up in this issue. Very nice and a rare take from Dave.
West Coast Avengers #21 (1987) Moon Knight first appears in this series AND joins the group. A bit intrusive are we?
Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 (1988) Moon Knight first appears under a S.H.I.E.L.D title here.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #1 (1989) Another number one issue of Moon Knight. First appearance of Chloe the housekeeper too.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #4 (1989) First appearance of Midnight.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #6 (1989) A Brother Voodoo appearance.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #8 (1989) Acts of Vengeance crossover. Punisher appearance.
Marvel Super-Heroes #1 (1990) A rare Jim Lee Moon Knight cover.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #19 (1990) A Rob Liefeld Spider-Man, Punisher, Moon Knight cover.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #25 (1991) Team up with the Ghost Rider. Mark Bagley cover.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #36 (1992) First appearance of Shadowknight. Punisher solo cover.
Infinity Gauntlet #3 (1991) The only appearance Moon Knight would make in this series. George Perez art.
Marc Spector Moon Knight Special Edition #1 (1992) A spoof on a Moon Knight motion picture.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #47 (1993) First appearance of Deadzone.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #50 (1993) Avengers appearance. First appearance of Manx.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #51 (1993) First appearance of Harlan Silverbird.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #55 (1993) The first definitive Moon Knight artist. Legend Bill Sienkiewicz was amazing, but Stephen Platt took the character look to a whole new level. This is the Miller Dark Knight, the McFarlane Spidey, the Simonson Thor, etc. The first defining artist moment in Moon Knight history is right here. The second comes later. Too bad Stephen wasn’t enough at the time to save this series from its demise a short time later. The first published work of Stephen Platt.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #56 (1993) First appearance of Hook.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #57 (1993) A ridiculously awesome Platt Moon Knight/Spider-Man cover. First appearance of Vortex and Dementia.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #58 (1994) First appearance of Dusk, Lava, Spike and Cadre.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #60 (1994) The last issue in this run. And here is another black cover for you collectors out there.
Wolverine #134 (1999) First appearance in a Wolverine comic. Erik Larsen writes.
Deadpool #34 (1999) First appearance in a Deadpool comic.
Black Panther #20 (2000) Moon Knight making his rounds, first time in a Black Panther book.
Marvel Knights #5 (2000) First Joe Quesada Moon Knight art. Cover only.
Avengers #501 (2004) Here is that “second artist” being referred to from earlier. David Finch first draws Moon Knight in this comic. He, like Platt will be looked at as the “go-to” when and if the Moon Knight makes it to television or the movies. Their art/style will be the foundation to which the character is based on. David Finch returns on this list again…..
Marvel Team-Up #3 (2005) Robert Kirkman, yes that one, writes a story here that includes Moon Knight in it (as filler). The headliner here is Dr. Strange. Kirkman writes a Dr. Strange story. Yep it happened. Let’s get back to Moon Knight……
Marvel Team-Up #7 (2005) In here, Robert Kirkman writes a Spider-Man/Moon Knight story.
Moon Knight #1 (2006) Artist David Finch begins the new series. That cover. Wow.
Moon Knight #2 (2006) Take a look at that cover. The White Knight has officially arrived. Finch Cover. First appearance of Profile.
Moon Knight #6 (2006) This comic features a very cool “bloody” variant from David Finch.
Moon Knight #7 (2007) A David Finch Moon Knight/Spider-Man cover.
Moon Knight #8 (2007) Finch Captain America/Moon Knight cover.
Moon Knight #9 (2007) Finch Punisher/Moon Knight cover. Last Finch.
Moon Knight #15 (2008) Just an amazing Arthur Suydum cover.
Moon Knight #20 (2008) Mike Deodato’s first Moon Knight. Pencils and cover.
Moon Knight #27 (2009) Cover artist extraordinaire Gabriele Dell’Otto. Punisher/Moon Knight. First appearance of the Zapata Brothers.
Vengeance of Moon Knight #1 (2009) Another number one Moon Knight!
Secret Avengers #1 (2010) Moon Knight is a team member. Art by Mike Deodato. Ed Brubaker writes.
Vengeance of Moon Knight #8 (2010) A Deadpool/Moon Knight cover by Bryan Hitch.
Moon Knight #1 (2011) Yet another restart. This time with writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev.
Moon Knight #3 (2011) First appearance of Buck Lime.
Moon Knight #1 (2014) Last number one issue on this list promise. Written by Warren Ellis with cover art by Adi Granov (variant).
Moon Knight #7 (2014) First appearances of Aliman Lor and Wahalla.
Moon Knight #10 (2015) First appearance; Gloria Roza.
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